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    Prof Alex (Archie)Thompson (retired), Emeritus Professor Luke Drury, DIAS, Hillary O’Donnell (former technician) at the launch at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies of the programme of events for July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Apollo 11 has a very special place in the history of Irish space research. Irish hands were among the first to take possession and evaluate moon rock (...)

Catherine Breed (26), from California, who has become the first person in 2019 to successfully swim the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A California woman has described her success at becoming the first person in 2019 to conquer the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland a(...)

Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gabrielle Kavanagh, a resident and apartment owner in Cathedral Court in Dublin 8, says she feels “trapped” after learning about the fire-safety and b(...)

Gopala Anumanchipalli, a neurologist at UCSF, holding an array of electrodes similar to those used in a study. Photograph: University of California, San Francisco via The New York Times

“In my head, I churn over every sentence 10 times, delete a word, add an adjective, and learn my text by heart, paragraph by paragraph,” Jean-Dominiqu(...)

Downloading the BlackHoles@Home program will allow your laptop to contribute to the analysis of data generated by black hole collisions

Remember SETI@home? This crowd computing initiative allowed anyone with an internet-connected computer to help out UC Berkeley’s Search for Extra Terr(...)

Brexit troubles didn’t  have a consistent impact on Irish shares on Friday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Brexit uncertainty failed to trouble the Republic’s main share index on Friday while other European indices gained primarily due to signs of progress (...)

US stocks joined a global advance in equities sparked by China’s renewed commitment to stimulus. Photograph: Bloomberg

Stocks rose amid positive signs on US-China trade talks and improved sentiment following the UK’s decision to request a delay on its exit from the Eur(...)

When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, in July 2018.  November’s Camp and Woolsey fires in the state resulted in dozens of deaths and cost tens of millions of dollars in property damage. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Douglas Mac Donald has lived in the Alpine Oaks Estate mobile home park for the past 10 years. At about 11am on July 6th last year, in the midst of a (...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

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